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I Am the Very Model of a Biblical Philologist

By Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan

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Piano, Voice - Advanced Intermediate
Composed by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900). Arranged by Joshua Tyra. Classical Period, Opera, Broadway, Musicals, Comedy. Score, Sheet Music Single, Solo Part. 24 pages. Published by Joshua Tyra (S0.110173).

Item Number: S0.110173

The definitive musical score of the "Biblical Philologist" song, the internet (semi-)sensation sung by Joshua Tyra on his YouTube channel. This is an uproarious parody of "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General" from The Pirates of Penzance, with a biblical- and ancient-Near-Eastern-studies twist. Perfect for Gilbert and Sullivan societies looking for a fresh take on an old favorite. Also guaranteed to enliven parties and amateur theatricals held by Old Testament/Hebrew Bible/ANE studies departments or Christian/Jewish seminaries. Included here are both the piano-vocal score and a vocals-only part for ease of rehearsal (24 pages total). Lyrics by Joshua Tyra, inspired by William S. Gilbert. Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, with additional arrangements by Joshua Tyra (inspired by William Elliott's whimsical orchestrations for the 1981 Broadway production). Lyrics and additional arrangements copyright 2011, 2016 Joshua Tyra.

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